I have updated my web page on Eminent Researchers to include Nobel prize winning scientists Arno Penzias and Charles Townes. Both of these scientists believed there is scientific evidence best explained by the existence of an intelligence who designed the universe. With the addition of these two scientists, there are now fifteen Nobel prize winning scientists who believed in the evidence for some paranormal phenomena listed on that web page.
Some atheists and pseudoskeptics say that science can explain everything about the natural world and therefore God is an "unnecessary hypothesis" and so there is no good reason for anyone to believe in God. However, Penzias, Townes, and more Nobel prize winning scientists as well as other great scientists disagree. They believed there is scientific evidence that is best explained by the existence of an intelligence who designed the universe. Charles Darwin himself believed natural laws were designed. That is something you never hear from the pseudoskeptics.
Albert Einstein (Nobel Prize in Physics),
... every one who is seriously engaged in the pursuit of science becomes convinced that the laws of nature manifest the existence of a spirit vastly superior to that of men, and one in the face of which we with our modest powers must feel humble.
Arno Penzias (Nobel Prize in Physics),
Astronomy leads us to an unique event, a universe which was created out of nothing and delicately balanced to provide exactly the conditions required to support life. In the absence of an absurdly-improbable accident, the observations of modern science seem to suggest an underlying, one might say, supernatural plan.
Charles Townes (Nobel Prize in Physics),
In my view, the question of origin seems to be left unanswered if we explore from a scientific view alone. Thus, I believe there is a need for some religious or metaphysical explanation. I believe in the concept of God and in His existence.
Brian Josephson (Nobel Prize in Physics),
I shall argue for an explanation involving the idea that a more elementary form of life, not dependent on matter, existed prior to the big bang, and evolved at the level of ideas in the same way that human societies evolve at the level of ideas. Just as human society discovered how to use matter in a range of technological applications, the hypothesised life before the big bang discovered how to organise energy to make physical universes, and to make fruitful use of the matter available in such universes.
I am inclined to look at everything as resulting from designed laws, with the details, whether good or bad, left to the working out of what we may call chance.
Would you not say to yourself, "Some super-calculating intellect must have designed the properties of the carbon atom, otherwise the chance of my finding such an atom through the blind forces of nature would be utterly minuscule. A common sense interpretation of the facts suggests that a superintellect has monkeyed with physics, as well as with chemistry and biology, and that there are no blind forces worth speaking about in nature. The numbers one calculates from the facts seem to me so overwhelming as to put this conclusion almost beyond question."
For me, the idea of a creation is not conceivable without invoking the necessity of design. One cannot be exposed to the law and order of the universe without concluding that there must be design and purpose behind it all."More Nobel prize winners and other great scientists who believed in the evidence for some paranormal phenomena can be found at Eminent Researchers.